The main LOGIS internet web site (www.logis.org) has been redesigned with a modern look and expanded functionality. In addition to a snazzy new look and layout, the site will automatically adjust itself depending on the device you are using to access it (PC, tablet, smart phone, etc.).
We are just three weeks into the new year and it has already been a busy one for the LOGIS public safety group. The Maple Grove Police Department went live on the TriTech RMS system on January 12th. The Maple Grove staff did an outstanding job of planning and readying their staff for the change. We saw few issues and most were resolved readily. Many TriTech staffers and LOGIS personnel were on site to help with any problems.
We recently met with the Minnetonka staff to plan for their go live on the TriTech CAD/Mobile/RMS system. That will help fill out the schedule for the rest of the implementations. Progress will be more visible to all of the agencies very soon.
We are pleased to announce the City of Edina is now live on Electronic Plan Review!
For permits that require a plan review, our PIMS/ ePermits software kicks off the process with a permit application. Once submitted and application fees are collected, a permit is created in PIMS. Subsequently, our PIMS system communicates with the ProjectDox software signifying a permit plan is ready to be reviewed and evaluated. The applicant is kept informed of the progress via email.
At this point, documents and drawings are submitted electronically via ProjectDox accompanying a workflow framework. All plans can be reviewed concurrently by multiple departments within a city, which enhances efficiency and shortens turnaround time.
Once a plan has been approved (batch stamped) by all key departments, an approved date will be conveyed from ProjectDox to the PIMS software alerting the applicant (via email) that the plan has been approved and the permit is ready to be issued.
LOGIS is very excited to be an integral part of this groundbreaking digital project.
The City of Brooklyn Center—which is planning on implementing the RecTrac Parks and Recreation system through LOGIS—just completed their first week of RecTrac Training. The first week covered the planning and entering of base data: the facilities, courses, financial information, etc. which will form the basis for day-to-day use of the system. The second and third weeks of training, which will take place during the first two weeks of February, will cover instruction in the day-to-day operation of the system.
Approximately one-half of the LOGIS utility billing members have chosen their new EBPP vendor. Several contracts were signed by the end of 2015 and implementation projects started. Additionally, one member, the City of Brooklyn Center, had a successful Go Live on Nov. 20th.
The turn of the year brought the second successful Go Live with this vendor for the City of Eden Prairie. Go Live #3 is scheduled for January 20th, 2015 for the City of South St Paul. One very important item to note is SSP is brand new to the Electronic Bill Presentment and Payment arena.
Currently, the City of Eagan and Crystal are in contract negotiations. Farmington has decided on a phased rollout with a kick-off meeting scheduled for February 8th.
The implementation projects with the other vendor have not gone as smoothly as we hoped. LOGIS and the City of Maple Grove staff continue to work diligently with the vendor to resolve the known issues. We are confident progress will be made in the near future.
Apple Valley, New Hope, Richfield and Woodbury have signed contracts. The implementation projects have started for all mentioned cities except Woodbury who has chosen a later start date.